Church of St Anne in Kraków


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This collegiate church was erected in 1689-1703 and designed by the architect Tylman van Gameren. It replaced the former Gothic church built here in 1407 by King Wladyslaw Jagiello. New church had an imposing Baroque facade and two towers. Works on the decoration and interior lasted for a long time.

Today interior has murals by Karol and Innocenti Monti. The main altar is the Confession of St Jan Kanty, final resting place of the professor who was made a saint in 1767. There are many other professors and students remembered here as well. There is a monument to Copernicus in the transept and there are Turkish insignia captured at Vienna by King Jan III Sobieski. Worth mentioning is also a painting of St Anne that adorns by Jerzy Eleuter Siemigonowski, Baroque choir stalls and the pulpit carved by Antoni Fraczkiewicz.

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